EARC 203 Child Development

Child Development. This course includes basic principles of child growth and development, ages 0-8 years of age, focusing on cognitive and effective development and assessment of children. The course includes techniques of guidance and methods of observing and understanding children’s behavior. Students will be asked to observe and interview children and families and to conduct studies using Jean Piaget’s work. Students are required to complete and pass a background check.

Credits

3 Credits

EARC 203Child Development

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I. General Information

Department

Education

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

Child Development. This course includes basic principles of child growth and development, ages 0-8 years of age, focusing on cognitive and effective development and assessment of children. The course includes techniques of guidance and methods of observing and understanding children’s behavior. Students will be asked to observe and interview children and families and to conduct studies using Jean Piaget’s work. Students are required to complete and pass a background check.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

The student will 1.   Know the stages of growth and development in children 2.   Understand concepts/theories of sequential development 3.   Describe characteristics of children at various stages in the areas of physical, intellectual, social and emotional development 4.   Understand that children have individual differences and variations in development 5.   Understand the interaction of heredity and environmental factors in the development of young children 6.   Demonstrate ability to use several methods to observe and record children's growth and behavior 7.   Identify ways to support children's relationships within the family structure 8.   Understand the role of play in children's cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth 9.   Support play as a major avenue of growth and learning for young children 10.   Understand guidance and discipline techniques appropriate to the developmental level of children

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

VI. Delivery Methodologies